•Jerry W. Courson, 79, of Avalon Nursing Center, formerly of Ellwood City, died Feb. 4, 2009, in Jameson Hospital. Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. A service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
•Joseph S. “Black Joe” DeCaria, 70, of 813 Second St., Ellwood City, died the night of Feb. 4, 2009, in Kindred Hospital, Beaver. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, 309 Spring Ave., Ellwood City. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Redeemer Church, Ellwood City.
Published on  February 6, 2009